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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Popoara beach, Cook Islands
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Beaverton, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located close to Aitutaki Lagoon Resort, this place is a good option for lunch or a light dinner. Good view and easy to get to.

Thank Ron F
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We shared some very nice tuna sashimi and then had the whole snapper. Excellent. The Boat Shed has a nice relaxed feel about it. The casual drinkers at the bar add to the atmosphere. Great place to wind down at the end of an Aitutaki day.

Thank Prelibato1
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one place on Aitutaki where we go at leas a few times on a visit to Aitutaki. Sure ,there are only a handful of restaurants on his beautiful island ,but you can always guarantee a great meal. The staff are always friendly,and he place has a great atmosphere ,even if you only pop in for a drink,it's a... More 

Thank Steve H
Penang, Malaysia
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162 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A well kept, laid back place, a pleasant deck with a view of the reef behind swaying palms. Good drinks and a very good menu.

Thank Stefano M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a nice atmosphere and an interesting historic interior. Great for a cold beer and lunch/dinner ! Do not wear beach clothes. We had the feeling they prefer less casual clothing... ;)

Thank Bart v
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous and interesting great food a must on Aitutaki...about the ship the historical travels and ship the Bounty

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nth Qld
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all looked forward to a nice dinner here but unfortunately we were very unhappy with our meals. (All 4 of us). The fish was way over cooked and the veggies were the frozen packet type. Cost us a lot and we were let down. When we were asked by our friendly server what we thought we had to tell... More 

Thank gbasky
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoying our pre-dinner drinks and the friendly staff but unfortunately our night was ruined by the terrible food. Poorly presented and the fish was very very over cooked. We politely informed the staff of this when they asked why we did not eat our meals. They were unable to rectify this as they did not have authority as owners... More 

Thank Suzie P
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a few dinners here and it is good idea to make a booking so you can sit on the verandah& enjoy! Girls are really friendly & we loved the collection of memorabilia on the walls

Thank Jules4179
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A short walk from the ferry at Aitutaki, the Boat shed and grill is a lovely spot for great food and great atmosphere! And we got to see a coconut crab up close and personal!!! Kids loved it!

Thank Stampswobbly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Polynesian, Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: 31479

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?